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Evans Chris

  Chris Evans Born Christopher Evans around 1912, Chris Evans became a miner employed at the Seven Sisters Colliery and was an active Communist trades unionist for much of his life. In his younger days, […]

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Knowles Chris

Chris Knowles Frank Spittle write: Chris Knowles was a labourer who worked in my father’s factory many years ago. During those terrible times of the 1930s, when work could not be found near one’s home, […]


Birch Chris

Christopher Berkeley Peyton Birch was born in 1928 in St Kitts, which was then the British West Indies, the son of Norman Peyton Birch and Iris Berkeley King.  St Kitts was the same small island where […]

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Law Chris

Chris Law A long-time AEU stalwart and Communist in Sheffield, Chris Law took part in his first strike in 1932 at the age of 16 years, when the Sheffield Star newspaper cut its commission to […]

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Maxwell Chris

Christian (Chris) Maxwell Born in 1910, Christian Maxwell was the sister of Gavin Maxwell (whose best known work is 'A Ring of Bright Water'). Their father was Lt. Col. Sir Aymer Maxwell of the Monreith […]